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Monterey, California
Monterey Attractions

Coastal Trails
— Monterey Bay Coastal Trail
— Recreation Trail
— 17-Mile Drive

Monterey Bay Coastal Trail - walking and cycling along paved path overlooking Monterey Bay, Pacific Grove, California

Scenic Coastal Trails
Enjoy California's scenic walking, hiking and biking trails along the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, Pacific Grove, Carmel-by-the-Sea, and the Big Sur coastline.

Monterey Bay Coastal Trail
— Bike Path & Walking Trail
Take a leisurely stroll or bike ride along Monterey's Coastal Recreation Trail — it stretches 29 miles along the beautiful Monterey Peninsula shoreline.

Popular with joggers, skaters, walkers and cyclists, Monterey Bay Coastal Trail (pictured above) runs along the rocky coastline at Lovers Point in Pacific Grove.

The paved bike path and walking trail winds its way south from Lovers Point, along miles of beautiful Monterey Bay shoreline to Cannery Row.

The Recreation Trail picks up from there, leading down to Fisherman's Wharf and beyond.

Renting bikes at Lovers Point - Monterey Bay Coastal Trail, Pacific Grove, California


Note: The unpaved part of the trail gets much more rugged along the coastline, north of Lovers Point, to Pebble Beach.



Biking Trail along the 17-Mile Drive, Monterey Coast, California

Scenic 17-Mile Drive
Hike or bike parts of the world-famous scenic 17-Mile Drive loop and enjoy breathtaking landscape, vistas and Pacific Ocean views. Be sure to pick up a map at the entry gate.

- 21 Points of Interest
- Favorite Spots for Pictures



Bike & Surrey Rentals
Bike and Surrey rentals are available at Lovers Point Beach.

Rocks at Lovers Point, Pacific Grove, CA

Enjoying the view of Monterey Bay from the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail at Lovers Point in Pacific Grove, CA

 

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Lovers Point, Pacific Grove, California

Walking the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail at Lovers Point, Pacific Grove, California


Recreation Trail
The Recreation Trail starts at the northern end of Cannery Row. The paved path runs over the old Southern Pacific railroad lines in the heart of Cannery Row — down to Fisherman's Wharf... and beyond.

Visitors and locals come here to enjoy walking, biking jogging and skating, Rent a 4-wheel surrey (pedal driven carriage) and explore Cannery Row and the scenic Monterey coastline — check out otters, sea lions and birds along the way.


Dramatic Rock Formations and birds at Lovers Point - near the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail in Pacific Grove, CA

Dramatic Rock Formations at Lovers Point
Dramatic rock formations can be found at the tip of Lovers Point, overlooking Monterey Bay — its a popular place to hike and climb... or just sit and meditate while enjoying the views.

Dramatic Rock Formations at Lovers Point, Pacific Grove, California

Dramatic Rock Formations at Lovers Point - overlooking Monterey Bay, California


Other Fun Area Hiking Trails and Walking Paths

Point Lobos Hiking Trails
at Point Lobos State Reserve

Scenic Road Walking Path
overlooking Carmel Beach


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